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Shelf Pull Cosmetics – MAC – Bare Escentials

This question comes up over and over again… “Where can I buy high end department store cosmetics and fragrances?”… “I do not want to buy any sample sizes or customer returns…I want new designer label cosmetics”….

Well, as Simon Cowell often says in that snobby British accent…”SORRY!!!”. Finding fresh new overstock cosmetics is next to impossible and I will tell you why…..Lets thinks about it for a moment…high dollar brands are expensive due to “Perceived Value”. Honestly, how much do you really think it costs MAC to produce a tube of lipstick? With packaging I would venture to say that the cost to manufacture a single lipstick is probably under fifty cents. But wait…why then at the cosmetics counter does it cost $18-$24 for that same item? You are paying for the name…MAC.

Lets make some sense of this. MAC Cosmetics knowing that its brand name alone is worth someone paying $24 for a tube of lipstick will not be inclined to allow its merchandise out on the secondary wholesale market. Most cosmetic manufacturers require department stores to return any excess or customer returned items to the distributor to be destroyed.

If hoards of high end cosmetics make it to the secondary or liquidation market the companies “brand perception” will be compromised due to sellers selling designer cosmetics at 50-80% off of retail.

High End Cosmetics such as Dior, Elizabeth Arden, Chanel, Armani, Lancome, Mac, Kathy Hilton, Philosophy, Clinique, Benefit, Prescriptives, Shiseido, Urban Decay, Origins and Fashion Fair are not readily available on the secondary liquidation market to protect brand integrity.

You will note that a lot of liquidators will offer shelf pull or new high end cosmetics, but often when your shipment arrives it is less than appealing…Used cosmetics, trial sizes, off brand names etc

I would suggest buying cosmetics such as Mabybelline, Cover Girl, L’oreal, Revlon and Max Factor which are readily available in new, shelf pulls. Think of it this way…most women do buy these brands. Not everyone can afford the high end brand names.

West Coast Liquidator Via Trading sells HBA products including cosmetics by the small case lot. They have a very large extensive inventory of name brand closeouts.

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44 comments to Shelf Pull Cosmetics – MAC – Bare Escentials

  • Myriam

    I need to buy cosmetic brands like mac, Clinique, Estee Lauder & Dr Brandt etc, can you help?

  • Myriam Writes..

    “I need to buy cosmetic brands like mac, Clinique, Estee Lauder & Dr Brandt etc, can you help?”

    Well, everyone wants these brands and like the post sez – “sorry” it is not going to happen..

    I did a search for Estee Lauder and Mac last year. It was one of the most frustrating research exercises I ever participated in.

    Bottom line – is that I came up with nothing in terms of viable supply sources..

    Estee Lauder will sponsor a warehouse sale at their Long Island facility where you can get a shot at some of their product at bargain prices.

    Even if you did get a “trust pass” only certain organizations like school administrators, union members, and employees are issued said passes..

    In addition, you can only buy a certain amount of product. You cannot come out of that sale with a pallet load of merchandise.

    Some people have asked me – if these brands are so hard to find, then why are there people selling products like Estee or Mac on Ebay?

    Where are they getting it from?

    Chances are they have a connection within the industry, are selling fake goods, found them on sale in their local shops, or importing the product from an overseas manufacturing facility. And no, I have no idea where that might be. (LOL!)

    Some people might even be selling what little product they got from the Estee Lauder warehouse sale they attended.

    As mentioned in his post, Robert correctly points out that Cover Girl, Maybelline, are readily available as shelf pulls..

    But, high end cosmetics that bring in substantial profit are not going to be available in the wholesale or surplus products stream..

    Why sell an ounce of gold for 400 dollars to a wholesaler or surplus dealer when the open market can get you 1000 dollars an ounce?

    The point being is – if you have something of value, you are going to sell it yourself or keep it’s distribution limited.

    You are not going to let the general public have access to it as secondary or wholesale market prices. Limited supply commands value..

    As a side note on the “surplus side” of cosmetic distribution. The other reason most companies will not sell their products out into the surplus market is expiration dates..

    If a customer gets a hold of expired product, applies it to their skin, has a break out of some kind, or worse, an allergic reaction resulting in injury or death, now you have yourself a lawsuit on your hands..

    Yes, this is a worse case scenario, but still, all things are possible. Most expired product is headed toward the landfill.

    I knew someone who worked for Revlon and that is what they do. They will give some of the product to their employees and the rest they destroy..

    I think that chasing brands that have limited distribution, at least in my opinion, can be a tremendous waste of time.

    Finding a niche with a product that is readily available in the market, but undervalued, is probably the best course of action..

    But, I have been wrong before…(LOL!)..

    Thats my rant..

    Robert C.
    The Wholesale Guy

  • nargis memon

    please send me wholesale prices for mac cosmatics

  • triple group

    Hi we are a liquidation Company within Canada.
    We sell the products that you are looking for.

    We have many brand name HBA – Make up lines,
    From: Cover Girl, JANE, Almay,IMAN, MAC, etc.

    Our lines are alway’s changing.

    Please email us for an up-dated inventory list.

    Thank you.

  • mark

    For almost a year I was searching for an honest reliable wholesale makeup and cosmetics supplier, it’s a nightmare, there are a lot of fakes, and the ones selling originals aren’t really that cheap to be able to make a profit,until I found rellascosmetics(dot)com they are the real deal, the cheapest you can find, they supply to those ebayers you always wondered were they get them so cheap, plus they give you great customer service. I recommend you check them out.

  • Beauty for Less

    triple group please send me your list for cosmetics. I’m a wholesaler looking for quality makeup

  • Hi!
    My name is George Teglas, and I’m from Romania.
    We, my wife and me have one small business with cosmetics and perfumes.
    We buy many times from Via Trading. The writer of this article has right. Some of them are damaged, or in bad stage. But 80/90% excellent for resell. I make all time good business with this type of goods. The average is good.
    To buy small units, small amounts??
    Maybe the EBay.
    But you must to be extremely careful. Protection on right or to left, up or down, you risk losing some money. In the past year I loose around of 500usd.
    Regards: George

  • Lisa Kuehn

    Hi My Lisa from “XXXX“. I’m opening an online retail store, however we do also offer wholesale prices for 100% Authentic Highend Cosmetics from Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Clarins, Clinique, Covergirl, Estee Lauder, Joey NY, Kanebo, Lancome, L’Oreal, MAC, Maybelline, Molton Brown, Origins, Orlane, Pixie, Pop Beauty, Revlon, Smashbox, Stila, Urban Decay, Victoria’s Secret and much more.

    We receive many offers on a daily basis from our suppliers which we extend to our wholesale clients. If you are interested, please contact us at XXXXXX for our wholesale price list and to be added to our email distribution list.

    It will ease your minds that we DO NOT DEAL WITH FAKES. We will not risk our business to many money. NO EXCEPTIONS.

    Warmest Regards,
    Lisa

  • Lisa

    Hi My Lisa from “XXXX“. I’m opening an online retail store, however we do also offer wholesale prices for 100% Authentic Highend Cosmetics from Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Clarins, Clinique, Covergirl, Estee Lauder, Joey NY, Kanebo, Lancome, L’Oreal, MAC, Maybelline, Molton Brown, Origins, Orlane, Pixie, Pop Beauty, Revlon, Smashbox, Stila, Urban Decay, Victoria’s Secret and much more.

    We receive many offers on a daily basis from our suppliers which we extend to our wholesale clients. If you are interested, please contact us at XXXXXX for our wholesale price list and to be added to our email distribution list.

    It will ease your minds that we DO NOT DEAL WITH FAKES. We will not risk our business to many money. NO EXCEPTIONS.

    Warmest Regards,
    Lisa

  • Admin

    Hello everyone…..just a note on the above comment from Lisa: I requested her companies pricing and it looks really good. She has an excel spreadsheet with tons of high end products. I have emailed her asking her a few questions about her company before I am willing to offer a link to her email or website. I emailed her the questions day before yesterday, but she has not responded with answers…yet. She may be busy——

    Robert Cyr

  • Sumbal

    Hi Lisa I’m also looking for a wholesaler who can supply authentic mac Christian Dior lancome And all the other high end brands. Currently I am finding it really hard to find a supplier who offers authentic products As I have come across fake mac and Dior products. So if anyone knows of any diplomats then if you can please email me on samfashions786 hotmail co uk many thanks

  • Michal

    Hi Lisa

    Please contact.
    I buy high end cosmetics – wholesale

  • Karla

    Please send me wholesale prices for mac cosmetics

  • Claudia

    Hi triple group, culd you please send me you list of products. Chreers Claudia

  • Chris

    Am interested in HBA products that are genuine.

  • Jose

    Hello , can you send me a list of of your productsand prices.

  • Launa H. Turner

    I want to buy some Christian Dior perfune for men.

  • ed rodriguez

    lisa please contact me with yoru list. I currently purchase mac cosmetics all authentic. If you can please contact me as soon as you can thanks

  • Annie

    Lisa or anyone
    I am interested in high end brand name MAC makeup. Please contact me

  • Anna

    HI, I buy high end cosmetics. Could you send me a catalog of your products… Thank you :)

  • HELLO please contact me with yoru list. I currently purchase mac cosmetics all authentic. If you can please contact me as soon as you can thanks

  • Need info on how dropshiping works? All new to me.

  • NIce website
    let me know for all new producte
    thanks

  • hi lisa i am interested on the mac makeup can you sent me your list and the price to add me to your mail list please

  • Lia Joanne

    Hi Lisa & Everyone, please contact me. I’m interested bulk purchase for high end cosmetics. Thank you & cheers !!!

  • please send me make up prices

  • Candy

    Hi. Im interested in buying brand name cosmetics wholesale. Please contact me with info or link. Thanks

  • F. Ebony

    Hi, I’m highly interested in purchasing some wholesale MAC products for my online store. I’ve looked around and found so many fake MAC distributors.
    It would be much appreciated if an authentic MAC supplier could please email me at jungledivahair@hotmail.com.

    Thanks
    F. Ebony

  • Sue Howard

    I have read all of your inquires in requests for brnad name cosmetics. I have a promising link if you are intersted. You can email me at MUDDPUPPY77@HOTMAIL.COM.

    Thanks,
    Sue55WZ

  • Lisa I want to buy some products please contact me Im from Honduras

  • Kary

    Hi, everyone, if there is anyone that do wholesale authentic high end cosmetics please contact me with price list and products @ karycollinsatyahoodotcom

    Thank you

  • Hello Everyone,

    We sell 100% authentic MAC cosmetics wholesale and retail. The product is closeout so now and again you will get a little bit of a dented box. Other than that the product is in great condition. We sell to customers all over the world. We are a trusted USA based seller. Please email us at getyourmacon at ymail dot com for our current price and product list along with our policies.

    Thank you

  • Andrea Schmidt

    Hello,
    Im looking for high end cosmetics for resale.Pleasee email me any information you may have.
    Thanks,
    marvelousmusthaves@gmail.com

  • Brenda

    Authenic Wholesale Cosmetics Only!

    I am in the need for authentic products- best brands at wholesale/clearance/discontinued items. Send me your price list at mydesignfind at gmaildotcom.

  • jules tan

    hi im looking for a cosmetic suppliers preferabble high end brands like but not limited to: cover girl, loreal, maybelline, almay, revlon, MAC, dior, estee lauder, chanel, etc.. authentic and oroginal.. serious buyer here pls email me at jules_tan at yahoo dot com thanks

  • Tommy Ho

    I’m looking for high end cosmetics for resale.Also, looking for nail/hair products, jewelry, and watches. Please email me any information you may have. My email is retro_revival at ymail dot com
    Thanks,

  • I have found the posts on here very interesting. The first post in particular made me LOL. I too am becoming frustrated after 5 months research, I am not getting very far. I too am looking for high branded cosmetics, authentic not copies. These products are like gold dust!!!

    If anyone has a website who sells products such as: Benefit, Too Faced, Bobbi Brown, MAC, YSL Smashbox, Stila, Lancome, Estee Lauder, Elizabeth Arden, Clinique or Bare Escentuals please let me know as we would be interested in buying. Also, if anyone has any useful sites they could recommend, I would be extremeley grateful. If you could e-mail me the details, I will let you know my interent finds……With thanks….Kirsty

  • Anne

    Hi there, I too am looking for high end brands such as YSL, Dior, Chanel etc. Please contact me with any leads – sohoapt at gmail . com. Thanks!

  • nenny john

    i have been looking like all of you for an authentic high end cosmetic supplier. i have found a few closeout centres which i am now finding out after reading this that may supply damage goods. if any of you have you have found a genuine supplier already please let me now…especially the man from Romania.. thank you.

  • HI. Please visit me to buy mac in bulk!
    Email me fancyhillsdecoratatt.net

    You won’t be disappointed!

  • Katelyn

    Hi Lisa, I am very interested in getting a price list and info from you. I have a salon and would love to sell more products. My email is chall2401@aol.com . Thank you so much

  • We sell cosmetics wholesale. Please contact us directly for detailed list of available items. We deal with loreal revlon mac chanel stila and more. thank you
    contact us at eb4less at gmail dot com

  • marquis

    hey lisa can you plz send me your list and contact info plzzzz im very interested in seeing wat mac products you have….. my email is ilovesummer@rock.com

  • Jacky

    Hello everyone,

    Buying wholesale makeup for resale is becoming a big pain. If anybody has any good reliable authentic links or information, would you please forward it to me or place it on this website??

    Please send me product lists and current prices.

    Thank you for any help
    With much appreciation
    Jacky
    Jackyydlr at gmail dot com

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